Danish metering solutions provider Kamstrup has won a contract to supply around 193,000 intelligent water meters to the city of Antwerp.
The city’s water utility, Water-Link, unveiled the plans in front of a large media contingent at the grandiose Ant-werp Town Hall on Thursday 23rd June.
Hydroko, a longtime partner of Belgian water utilities, awarded Kamstrup with what is the largest water meter contract so far for the Danish company. It comes as a result of the large investments in technological development and innovation Kamstrup has made in recent years, which have spurred the growth of its water metering business.
This landmark project will see Kamstrup’s hugely popular MULTICAL® 21 intelligent water meter integrated with the IoT communication technology Sigfox.
The pinpoint accuracy of Kamstrup’s state-of-the-art intelligent water meters will enable Water-Link to measure extremely low flows and detect leaks, bursts and tampering – ensuring water loss is discovered quickly.
The project will start in the next few months with a 12-month pilot of 1000 meters. After a successful pilot, the rest of the meters will be installed towards the end of 2017, with the project due to be completed in 2021.
Demand for Kamstrup’s intelligent water meters is set to quadruple over the next four years and at the company’s headquarters in Stilling, Denmark, construction has already begun on a new state-of-the-art, dedicated water meter production facility to meet the demand.